Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. Photo by John Chadwell

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Hazel Hawkins says negotiations for appropriate payment rate with Anthem not effective

"...our organization must advocate for the financial stability of our District," said HHMH CEO Steven Hannah.

Anna Lujan holds pictures of herself and her father, Epimenio Morales, at the county's 2021 tribute to people who died of COVID-19. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

Older adults still at highest risk for COVID

Vaccines are widely available in San Benito County, with new treatments for the immunocompromised.

Monkeypox. Photo courtesy of the CDC.

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Monkeypox not in San Benito County but experts expect it to show up

Doctors say the virus is not as contagious as COVID, but case counts are rising in the U.S.

Randy Buchholz, Doris Teeple and Sally Hail. Photo courtesy of Sally Hail.

Health / Fitness

The signs and complications of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s-based dementia affects 5.8 million U.S. seniors.

Hollister's Satellite Healthcare Center is open, but anyone wanting to undergo dialysis must get on a waiting list until the center is certified for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Red tape slows opening of Hollister dialysis center

Satellite Healthcare Dialysis awaits certification to serve Medicare and Medicaid patients.

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Week of March 25 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

12,939 people tested positive, 8 are active patients, and 99 have died.

The author, 4 a.m. in the emergency room.

Health / Fitness

Pneumonia presents higher risks to elderly population

In seniors, its bacterial form can cause rapid decline and death.

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Week of Jan. 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

9,163 people tested positive, 388 are active patients, 8,688 have recovered and 87 have died.

Dr. George Gellert. Image from a video interview.

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Year end Q&A: San Benito County Health Officer Dr. George Gellert on Omicron and the flu

SBC Health Officer says vaccinations and booster are critical to fight the more contagious strain of COVID.

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Week of Dec. 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

8,057 people tested positive, 150 are active patients, 7,825 have recovered and 82 have died.

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Week of December 17 Coronavirus Roundup for San Benito County

7,968 people tested positive, 118 are active patients, 7,769 have recovered and 81 have died.

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Week of Dec. 10 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,877 people tested positive, 156 are active patients, 7,641 have recovered and 80 have died.

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Week of Dec. 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,755 people tested positive, 119 are active patients, 7,557 have recovered and 79 have died.

John Robrock and Mary Margaret Lanning. Photo by Robert Eliason.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: For seniors, activity is key to preventing falls

Regular exercise can improve reaction time and coordination, build muscles, strengthen bones and increase brain function.

Rebecca and Jose Salinas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Loneliness among seniors during COVID

Isolating to stay safe makes a difficult problem worse.